I’ve been podcasted.
It seems I am podcast woman right now… just a few days ago I recorded a podcast with Fresh Air radio on the subject of this collection, and I’ll let you know when that’ll be “aired” and where you can hear it. Then in the past two days I’ve been featured in two other podcasts, which I thought you might be interested in listening to anyway, not just because I’m in them!
The first is an on-the-spot podcast from StAnza, put together by the fantastic Anon Magazine team. They actually did a series of StAnza podcasts, one for every day of the festival, and all are really worth listening to. I’m featured in the “Day 4″ podcast, towards the end — it begins with a run-down of a discussion about poetry and song lyrics which features the fine voice of Ian Rankin, and then moves on to various readings by people like Robert Crawford and Roddy Lumsden. I’m towards the end, talking about shifting copies of Read This at the Poetry Market and also giving a bit of info about this collection. You can also find out a bit about Magma magazine by staying tuned after I’ve shut up, and hear some cool haikus too. Check it out here.
(I’d also recommend checking out the “Day 3″ podcast for snippets of the ‘Young Scottish Poets’ debate that got me a bit hot under the collar, and to hear the fantastic Kevin Cadwallender reading his now-legendary Dalek poem).
The second podcast is one I recorded ages ago for the Scottish Poetry Library, recovering from a chest infection and shivering in front of a microphone in the Forest basement. It’s actually come out really well, I don’t sound like too much of a maniac — I chat to Reader in Residence Ryan Van Winkle about Lewis Carroll’s ‘Jabberwocky’ (which I also read in a very ill-sounding way), about my experiences teaching creative writing and about my fixation with Allen Ginsberg’s “Kaddish.” My part of the podcast starts at around 8:50 but I recommend listening to the rest as well — Ishbel McFarlane reads some Robert Burns poems absolutely beautifully, and there’s a load of inside info about the Scottish Poetry Library and their recent Noisy Day to listen to once I’ve shut up. Check it out here.
Questions? Suggestions? Drop me a line to firstname.lastname@example.org!